Las Vegas Raiders: Looking at some early 2022 NFL Mock Drafts
Tankathon: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Now we just talked about the big-bodied Treylon Burks, and now we transition to the smaller yet smoother Chris Olave out of Ohio State.
Olave surprised many by deciding to come back for his senior season, but now he looks poised to potentially be the number receiver taken in the 2022 draft. This is exactly what the people at Tankathon have happening with the Raiders drafting Olave in the top ten.
Unlike Burks, who wins with incredible size, Olave is more in line with the style of receiver that is becoming far more prominent in the league. A technically refined route runner that can create separation and has extremely reliable hands. However, Olave brings an added dimension by being an elite deep-ball threat.
The Raiders have a bevy of different areas for concern in 2021, but the offensive line is quietly going under-the-radar as the most important one.
He’ll need to get stronger but has shown an ability to win at the line of scrimmage, so he doesn’t have very many holes in terms of playing the position. Adding another offensive weapon is never a bad idea, so if the Raiders are in a position to do so, we all know Gruden could easily pull the trigger.